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What are the IAP2 Core Values Awards?

The IAP2 Core Values Awards are another way to help raise the bar in the field of public engagement: a friendly competition to encourage new approaches and innovative uses of existing ones. Each year, IAP2 and its affiliates around the world recognize leaders in the profession; in 2014, IAP2 Canada inaugurated its own Core Values Awards.

The awards go to projects which best demonstrate IAP2's Core Values and P2 professionals can learn from one another and be inspired to keep raising their own standards.

APPLY - deadline extended to MAY 12, 2022! Download the Application Kit here. Winners will be celebrated at the Core Values Awards Gala, part of the 2022 IAP2 North American Conference in Banff (Sept. 14-16).

Download the Application Kit

National Awards

  • Organization of the Year
  • Research Project of the Year
  • Project of the Year (selected from the Project Awards, below)
Project Awards
  • Indigenous Engagement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Extending the Practice through Creativity, Contribution and Innovation in the Field

Stand-alone Awards

  • P2 for the Greater Good
  • Visual Engagement Award

2021 Canadian Award Winners

Each year, IAP2 Canada presents the Core Values Awards, honouring the “best of the best” in public engagement. Due to travel and gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Core Values Awards Gala was adapted to an online celebration, via Zoom.  

Meet the 2021 Winners

Past Canadian Winners

Learn about the winners from previous years: 202020192018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.  

Core Values Awards Around the World
Read about winners from other countries, from past years, in the IAP2 Federation Showcase (2007-2020).   

2021 Judges

Susanna Haas Lyons

Susanna is a civic engagement specialist, who designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision makers.


Mireille Brosseau

Mireille dedicates her professional life to strengthening connections between those who experience, organize and provide healthcare services so that collective efforts improve who we are, what we do and how we progress on our health improvement journeys.

Jane Newlands

From working with communities on major projects in the energy and transportation sectors to facilitating strategic vision and public policy discussions and Indigenous engagement, Jane has more than 25 years of experience in bringing people together to find common ground and build lasting relationships.

  • Belinda Boyd

  • Belinda is Principal of Spectrum Engagement Consulting. She has over 15 years of experience in patient and family engagement. As the current president of the IAP2 B.C. and Yukon Chapter, Belinda is committed to the principles of meaningful and purposeful engagement to support better decisions in healthcare.

    Belinda formerly was Leader, Community Engagement, at Vancouver (BC) Coastal Health, specializing in Patient Public Engagement (PPE), ensuring a voice for people most affected by changes or decisions. On her watch, VCH received numerous Core Values Awards, including Organization of the Year (2006), Creativity and Innovation, and Project of the Year (2014), and P2 for the Greater Good (2016). 

Anne Harding

Anne is a former president of IAP2 Canada, recipient of the 2015 Core Values Award for P2 for the Greater Good and a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). Her specialties include the energy industry and Indigenous engagement.

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